2013 Public Works Projects

The Public Works Department has a busy construction season scheduled this summer.  Below is a brief synopsis of each project.  If you have any questions about any of the projects, please contact the Public Works Department at 541-492-6730.


Oak/Washington Street Improvement
Click here to see a design concept of the proposed improvements to Oak and Washington Streets.

South Stewart Parkway Improvements (In Design/Permitting)
Design and permitting continue on this project to widen Stewart Parkway, add bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and provide flood mitigation for Newton Creek.  The project will involve widening and realigning Stewart Parkway, to reduce the severity of the curves and to provide additional space for storm water detention during storm events.  The project will also include the construction of sidewalks and bike lanes on both sides of this arterial street.  Schedule is dependent on funding and obtaining permits from the US Army Corps of Engineers and Depatment of State Lands.

News Release - June 20, 2013

Informational Memo

City of Roseburg Memorandum - March 1, 2000

Stewart Parkway Preliminary Realignment

Stewart Parkway Q & A 

Stephens/Chestnut Traffic Signal (In Design)
The intent of this project will be to install a new traffic signal at the intersection of Chestnut Street and Stephens Street.  The signal will improve safety in the corridor and provide gaps for left turning traffic to and from SE Stephens Street.  The project is currently in design.  The construction schedule will depend on right-of-way acquisition, but is tentatively scheduled for this summer or fall.

2013 Pavement Management Projects
This year, the City will be contracting for slurry seals and for overlays.  A slurry seal is a very thin layer of aggregate with an asphalt emulsifier applied to a paved surface.  Slurry seals are used primarily as preventative maintenance to prolong the life of the pave surface.  An overlay is the installation of additional asphalt (usually 1 1/2 - 2 inches) over the existing asphalt surface.

The following streets will be overlayed or slurry sealed this summer:

Overlays (Out to Bid)

Alameda Street           Vine Street to Stephens Street
Harvard Ave.                Old Melrose to Lookingglass
Old Melrose                  Harvard Ave. to City Limits
Highland                        Garden Valley to S-curve
Mulholland                     Garden Valley to Stewart Parkway
Broad Street                 Walter Court to Cordelia Court

Slurry Seals (Bids opened - Award pending)
Almira Street                South of Martin to Flora
Almond Ave                  Kline to Elliot
Atlanta Street                Diamond Lake to Commercial
Beulah Street                Lincoln to Nash
Bogard Street               Fleser to Diamond Lake
Broccoli Street              Harvard to Oriole
Cedar Street                 Chestnut to Garden Valley
Fleser Ave                     Fulton to Lake
Flora Street                   Lester to Almira
Fulton Street                  Fleser to Diamond Lake
Lake Street                    Fleser to Diamond Lake
Littlewood Court            Harvey to cul de sac
Martin Ave                      Almira to cul de sac
Military Ave                    Umpqua to cul de sac
Oakland Ave                  Stephens to Vine
Pilger Ave                      Military to Harvard
Warren Court                 Harvard to north end
Amanda Court               West end to east end
Angela Court                  West end to east end
Cordelia Court               West end to east end
Kristen Court                  West end to east end
Sterling Drive                 Stephens to east end
Walter Court                   Broad to east end

As with any construction affecting a street, there may be delays or closures in the area.  Please be patient, use caution and pay close attention to flaggers and other construction workers.  Safety of both the workers and the traveling public is of utmost importance in all of our work zones.


20-Inch Transmission Main Replacement (Bid Awarded - Construction in July)
The City currently has two transmission mains that supply water from the water treatment plant (WTP) to the City's main reservoir facility.  The City recently completed the first phase of a project to replace the 80-year old 20-inch transmission main with a new 24-inch main.  The City has recently awarded the construction contract for the second phase of this project.  Phase 2 construction is expected to start in July and includes:

1.     24-inch main installation between Page Road and Taft Drive in a City owned 30-foot strip of property.
2.     Install distribution mains inside existing 20-inch main between Page Road and Taft Drive.

Laurelwood River Crossing (Bid Awarded - Construction coming)
During a storm event in January of 2012, the water line crossing under the South Umpqua River to Laurelwood was damaged, resulting in a leak of about one-million gallons per day.  The valves on either side of the river crossing have since been closed, isolating the section and stopping the leak.  The City recently awarded a construction contract to bore a new water main under the South Umpqua River.  This project is being reimbursed, up to 75%, by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).


Micelli Templin Path Connection (Out to Bid)
The City will be constructing a new section of multi-use path that will connect Micelli Park with Templin Beach Park along the east side of the South Umpqua River.  The project has been made possible through a grant from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department's Recreational Trails Program grant.  City staff has designed this project, which is currently out to bid.  Construction should occur this summer.

Fir Grove Parking Improvements Phase 4 (Bid Awarded - Construction coming)
The City Council recetly awarded the contract to construct an improved parking lot on the west side of Fir Grove Park, near the Roseburg National Cemetery.  construction will include a new multi-use path connecting the existing path to Harvard Avenue.  A bid "thank you" to the Guardians of Heroes for their expansive fund raising efforts!  Commemorative bricks are still available.  If interested, visit

Studies / Plans

Joint Permit Application For The 24 Inch Transmission Main (posted 7/2/12)

NE Stephens Street Pedestrian Crossing Study

SE Pine Street Pedestrian Crossing Study

Downtown Utility Undergounding Feasibility Study December 2010 draft version

Roseburg Storm Drainage Master Plan August 2011 final report

Capital Improvement Plan 2014-2018

Water System Master Plan July 2010